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Pennsylvania State Police Offers Information Cards for People with Autism

Pennsylvania State Police Offers Information Cards for People with Autism

Pennsylvania State Police Offers Information Cards for People with Autism

(WKBN) – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced Monday that people with autism can print cards to present to police when interacting with any law enforcement officer.

PSP encourages people to use a free safety resource designed to improve interactions with law enforcement officers.


The cards list a person’s name, emergency contact and a statement describing situations that might bother people with autism, such as loud noises and petting.

“Behaviors associated with autism can create barriers to effective communication. This card can be introduced to reduce those barriers,” said Col. Christopher Paris, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police in a news release. “When an officer learns that a person has autism, he can respond accordingly, resulting in a safer interaction for everyone involved.”

People can print the card below from the PSP website and carry it in a wallet, or they can choose to save it on their phone. Police officers will also distribute the cards at public community events.